Duration Fees Next intakes Location  
  73 weeks $77,250 Ongoing Parafield Airport, SA  

This qualification is structured incorporating a Full-Time training syllabus to bring you from no experience to the completion of the CASA Commercial Pilots License (CPL), with highly desirable logbook experience on Aircraft preferred by employers worldwide.
Flight crew duties include applying technical and non-technical aviation skills and knowledge to a wide range of air transport operations, including passenger, charter and cargo operations.
Individuals working at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility in known or changing contexts and within broad but established parameters.
This qualification forms the requirements for the issue of a CASA Commercial Pilots License (CPL) by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) as directed by Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 61 Flight crew licensing.

Possible career outcomes

The Commercial Pilots License is the minimum standard required for employment as a pilot. Every professional pilot, including Hartwig Air Instructors, possesses a Commercial Pilot License. Combined with a tertiary qualification, the AD023HA offers students a reliable gateway and progression into a career as a pilot.
The addition of the Multi-Engine Instrument Rating and Flight Instructor Rating qualifications serve to enhance and improve a students ability to progress as a professional pilot.
The career options for pilots are many, and varied. They can include:
“ Airline Pilot
“ Corporate/Charter Aviation
“ Flight Instructor
“ Medical/Air Ambulance Pilot
“ Search and Rescue Pilot
“ Aerial Survey Pilot

Accredited Training
A vocational education and training (VET) accredited course has been assessed by ASQA as compliant with the Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2012 and the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
Accreditation is formal confirmation that the course:
“ is nationally recognised and meets quality assurance requirements
“ meets an established industry, enterprise, educational, legislative or community need
“ provides appropriate competency outcomes and a satisfactory basis for assessment
is aligned appropriately to the AQF where it leads to a VET qualification.

How you will study

The flight training program surpasses the requirements of the CASA Part 61 Flight Crew Licencing and involves a combination of both classroom theory and practical flight training.
You will be trained in the following singe-engine aircraft:
– Cessna C172
– Cessna C182
*Please note that changes to aircrafts may occur due to availability.
Classes are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, online reading, workshop, practical and interactive sessions. Youll have access to online resources through the student portal. Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, and practical assignments.

Industry connections
Training with Hartwig Air means your not just with a flight school but a charter company that does everything from scenic flights up to government contracts serving the community.

Study Load
The course is structured and is considered full-time. Students are required to attend class approximately 20 hours
per week with additional self-paced learning, web forums and research outside of class.
Ground School classes are held weeknights between 6pm “ 10 pm as per your semester timetable. This schedule is designed to fit around work and study commitments. Discuss training and support options with our team to help ensure that your studies don’t interrupt your lifestyle.
All training and assessment of this qualification will be conducted by Bruce Hartwig Flying School staff and

Program Structure

The AVI50222 – Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) is delivered over 3 semesters. To obtain this qualification you require 28 core units of competency and in addition to the core units at least 1 elective.

Semester 1 “ Ab-initio

Units of Competency Core/Elective
AVIY0047- Manage abnormal aeroplane flight situations Core
AVIY0057- Land aeroplane Core
AVIY0055- Take off aeroplane Core
AVIY0040- Apply aeronautical knowledge to aviation operations Core
AVIY0054- Control aeroplane on the ground Core
AVIY0083- Execute advanced aeroplane manoeuvres and procedures Core
AVIY0056- Control aeroplane in normal flight Core
AVIE0006- Maintain aircraft radio communications Core

Semester 2 “ PPL/CPL

Units of Competency Core/Elective
AVIH0010- Plan a flight under visual flight rules Core
AVIH0014- Navigate aircraft under visual flight rules Core
AVIY0035- Operate in Class G airspace Core
AVIY0058- Manage aircraft fuel Core
AVIY0036- Operate at non-towered aerodromes Core
AVIF0033- Manage aircraft passengers and cargo Core
AVIW0029- Manage pre- and post-flight actions Core

Semester 3 “ CPL

Units of Competency Core/Elective
AVIF0027- Implement aviation fatigue risk management processes Core
AVIY0037- Operate at a controlled aerodrome Core
AVIY0034- Operate in controlled airspace Core
AVIF0035- Manage human factors in aviation operations Core
AVIW0032- Operate and manage aircraft systems Core
AVIF0030- Manage safe flight operations Core
AVIF0029- Implement threat and error management strategies Core
AVIZ0006- Manage situational awareness in aircraft flight Core
AVIO0017- Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference with aviation Core
AVIY0041- Apply the principles of civil air law to aviation operations Core
AVIF0026- Implement aviation risk management processes Core
AVILIC0003- Licence to operate a commercial aeroplane Core
AVIY0033- Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments Core
AVIY0073- Operate aircraft in the traffic pattern at night Elective

Whilst there are no prerequisites according to the Training Packaging Rules, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority
(CASA) and ICAO state that learners should be able to pass the aviation English proficiency at level 4 and hold a Valid CASA Private Pilot License (PPL) or Commercial Pilot License (CPL).
The school assesses each student to determine their suitability to the course on offer.
Learners also require;
¢ Current Class 1 or 2 aviation medical
¢ ASIC Security Clearance (this is required at the course start).

Further Study

On completion of this course can further study in the following suggested courses
– Instructor Rating (Hartwig Air)
– AVI50519 – Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)
Programs offered by RMIT
Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical)
Associate Degree in Engineering Technology
Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)
Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)/Bachelor of Business (Management

Credit transfer and recognition of prior learning
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is a process that assesses your competency”acquired through formal and informal learning”to determine if you meet the requirements for a unit of study.
You can use a variety of documentation to apply for RPL. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • records of completed training
  • assessment items
  • assessment records
  • declarations from your employer, and/or
  • a copy of your student records provided by ASQA.

If you wish to apply for RPL for this qualification please get in contact with us. Hartwig air will assess your suitability for RPL and if suitable will recommend an RPL assessment. Please be aware there is a charge for an RPL assessment.
If you already hold a unit of competency that is in this qualification you can get it recognised in this qualification with out charge (Credit transfer)


Tuition Fees

Semester 1 – $25,725

Semester 2 – $25,725

Semester 3 – $25,725

Overfly Fees

In some situations, students who require training above the maximum allotted flight hours for their course may be charged for any additional flight hours to achieve the required competencies

Aircraft FeePrice per hour
C172 (R, S, SP)$285
BE55 (Multi Engine Clock Time Hour)$900
Red Bird FMX Sim$206
Instructor fees 
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ItemApprox. Fee
White Epaulette Shirt$39.95
Corporate Trousers, Black$69.00
Black Dress Shoes
HiVis Vest$16.95
Epaulette Jumper (No Logo)$85.00
Epaulette Jumper (With Logo)$105.00
Text Books

Aviation Theory Centre

Item Approx. Fee
Ab-intio (semester 1)
Basic Aeronautical Knowledge$60.00
Flight Radio For Pilots “ VFR Operations$38.00
Flying Training Manual$88.00
Student Pilot Kit (Contains the 3 books above plus a logbook)$210.00
PPL & CPL (semester 2 & 3)
Aircraft General Knowledge$59.51
Aircraft Operation, Performance and Planning$80.96
Flight Rules & Air Law$67.70
Human Factors$54.00
Seven Volume PPL/CPL Kit (Includes all 7 books above) $369.00

Bureau Of Meteorology

All Semesters
Manual of Aviation Meteorology$69.95
ItemApprox. Fee
Headset “ ASA/David Clark/Bose$379 – $2050
E6B Circular$69.95
Ruler (180 NM)$16.00
Licence Holder$49.95
Other Additional Fees

CASA Exams

ItemApprox. Fee
Class 1 Medical Exam (First Issue only)$400.00*
Processing of medical exam results (CASA)$75.00*
Aviation Security Identity Card ASIC (CASA)$200.50*
Private Pilot Licence “ Licence Issue, Processing, and Considerations of Application (CASA)$60.00* per licence
Private Pilot Licence Cyber Exam$165.00* per exam
Commercial Pilot Licence “ 7 Exams (ASPEQ)From $175.00* per exam
Commercial Pilot Licence – Licence Issue, Processing, and Considerations of Application (CASA)$80.00*
* Subject to change by regulator.
For up to date fees and charges of CASA and ASPEQ exams see